Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Size: 8vo ; 255,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1964.
A very handsome first edition (second state indicated by "March 1964") in Fine condition with very few signs of rubbing in Fine dust-jacket, unfaded with crisp colors, showing only the faintest wear.
"When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasted into eternity the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the heart, the zest for life, went out of Bond" (from the dust-jacket).
Basis for the James Bond movie with Sean Connery and Karin Dor as Bond-Girl Helga Brandt. This film is the first Bond movie to deviate from the source material. Other than the Japanese setting, and several characters, the two stories are very different.